Existing customers should be comforted by the backing of a financially stable parent company with money to invest. Although this acquisition sounds like a very positive event, and ComVest and Catalyst appear to have strategic growth intentions, look for future proof in the actions they take in the coming months.
green field implementation
even compete for some green-field opportunities (see ERP Vendors Intrude on SCE/WMS Safe Haven ). Hence, the Catalyst/SAP combination has a much better chance of competing with stalwart pure-play SCE vendors, in terms of both functionality, experience, install base/references and, especially, viability. Additionally, by being acquired by ComVest, rather than by a direct competitor, Catalyst stands a better chance toward a broader supply chain management (SCM) roll-up strategy, in which Catalyst would